It’s all in the details when it comes to remodeling your home and choosing the wrong ones can leave your remodel feeling dull. Today we’ll dive into the options available for countertop edge profiles so you can make the right choice for your home and get that stunning remodeling project that you crave!
If this is your first time remodeling your home, you might be wondering what an edge profile even is. A countertop edge profile is the shape or design that gets cut into the edge of a stone or solid surface countertop. There are many options when it comes to profile designs. They can be as simple or as extravagant as you like. Let’s go over three points for you to keep in mind when selecting the perfect edge profile for your home!
Which profile fits best with your design? It’s important before you begin the design process to have your desired style in mind. This makes choosing things like an edge profile much easier and narrows down your option so you’re not as overwhelmed. If you’re not already, get clear about the style you’re going for, and that will help you in your search for the perfect edge. Here’s a blog to help you with that: How to Figure Out Your Design Style: A 3 Step Process. Having a designer’s help when selecting this detail is critical. They will keep you from making a choice that clashes with your overall style goals. If you’re creating a traditional style in your home an ornate edge will be the way to go, maybe something like an ogee edge. An ogee edge has more design and texture to it than an eased or rounded edge and will flow beautifully with the rest of the traditional items in your space.
Durability may not have been on your radar as you started thinking about edge profiles, but they can make a difference. Some profiles, like an ogee edge, are cut down to make a part of the stone thinner at the edge. This makes it more likely that the stone to chip in these places. However, a beveled edge has a very flat surface and is less likely to crack.
Another thing to consider is the countertops material. Some granite patterns are too fragile for more ornate edges and will crack and chip more easily. In these cases, it’s better to stick with simple flat edge profiles to keep the top safe.
Want to learn more about granite and quartz countertops? Check out our blog: Granite Countertops vs. Quartz Countertops: What’s the Right Top for Your Home?
Like most things, the more intricate the edge profile is, the more expensive it will be.
Most fabricators have several profiles that are considered standard and do not add cost to your top choice. Beyond that, different edges can end up adding significant cost, so be sure to ask as you work through this important decision.
However, something like a chiseled edge is more ornate and will add more cost. Take it a step further: a stacked edge is two pieces of stone put together to make a large dramatic edge; this is priced by the foot and sometimes by the inch, adding a significant amount of cost to the countertop.
To wrap things up, here’s a simple three step process for making the right choice for our project:
It’s easy to get excited by something you love when you’re in the showroom. Slow down, go over how much the countertop itself will cost, then consider how much your dream edge will add to it. With these three steps, you’ll be sure to pick the perfect edge profile and end up with a beautiful remodel that you’ll be proud to show off to friends and family!
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